1. By George Hammond
    June 12, 2014 at 1:27 pm | permalink

    They were dumped there by residents, not by the Parks dept. I found a pile of purple aquarium gravel next to the pond a year or two ago. I was surprised that they survived the winter, but the pond has some groundwater seeps that may have kept it thawed enough for them to persist.

    Once in a while a great blue heron comes and eats a few before people and dogs scare it away, and I’ve seen a kingfisher around the pond this year.

  2. June 12, 2014 at 1:34 pm | permalink

    Re: a great blue heron eating gold fish at West Park pond: [video]